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by Jackie Dale



Our Spring Open House Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday May 3. We are seeking donation of goods, services, gift cards, etc. for the silent auction. We really count on these fundraisers to help pay for the expenses here at the Cat House. Please consider donating something. Raffle tickets for another spectacular quilt are on sale now. You can view the quilt and details on how to buy tickets by going to the Facebook page or our website (www.cathouseonthekings.com)

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The Cat House on the Kings: Filming & Feline Exports

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

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by Jackie Dale



The Cat House on the Kings is very excited to have NBC Dateline coming to our facility on the 17th to film. They are filming a segment on animal rescues. We are thrilled to be included and will let you know as soon as we know when the segment will air.

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by Jackie Dale



As I mentioned in last month’s column, the Cat House was the beneficiary of a very large grant to provide low cost spays, neuters and vaccines. With assistance from the SNIP team, we are now partnering up with local vets in Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties to provide these services to both cats and dogs. Normally the Cat House only does small dogs, but this money is allowing us to offer services to dogs of all sizes. Cats are a mere $15 and dogs are $30. Special pricing is available to caretakers of feral colonies.

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The Cat House on the Kings: Too Many Cats

IN THE December 28 ISSUE

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by Jackie Dale



Things at the Cat House on the Kings continue to hum along. One thing that is not humming so much is our adoption rate. Our Petco adoption center rates are good but we have so many cats and kittens at the Cat House, they can’t all go to Petco. The Cat House adoption rooms are full to the rafters with cats, kittens and a few dogs too. We really need more adopters to stop by the Cat House and check out the fantastic assortment of kitties we have to offer. A virtual smorgasbord of feline choices!

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by Jackie Dale



The Cat House on the Kings Open House Fundraiser was a spectacular success. Thanks to the hard work and expert planning of Tammy Barker, the event ran smoothly and lots of money was raised to help support the kitties at the Cat House. Karen Rae did a marvelous job with the auction tables. The auction is really the center point of our open houses; there are always so many wonderful items to bid on that it is hard to decide. You must also compete with a whole bunch of other people who want the same item.

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by Jackie Dale



This is my final opportunity to remind you that our fabulous Open House Fundraiser is next weekend, November 2. We are really excited and we hope that everyone will come and bring their friends and family. We start the party at 10 a.m. so don’t be late! You know you want to get there early and scope out the best goodies at the auction tables! Don’t forget to buy raffle tickets for prizes. Quilt raffle tickets will still be available also.

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by Jackie Dale



In case you somehow missed the announcement, I want to remind you that our big Holiday Open House fundraiser has been scheduled for November 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We only hold two fundraisers per year, so it is really important that everyone try and attend. Between our wide variety of vendors and the silent auction, you could really get a good jump-start on that Christmas shopping! Donations are being sought for the silent auction. Showcase your talent and advertise your business by a donation of goods or services. Think of it as a tax-deductible way to get your product into the public eye. We encourage you to look around and see what you might donate.

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by Jackie Dale



Everyone remembers Marmalady, the now infamous stray kitten who had to have her injured leg amputated. Marmalady recently celebrated her first birthday at her home in British Columbia. Marmalady’s mom, Laura Lemieux, has been hinting for about two weeks now, of an exciting upcoming event. Everyone on Marmalady’s Facebook page was crazy with anticipation. Finally, on Friday, August 16, the mystery was revealed. Marmalady is getting a new little sister! Her name is Trinity. Trinity was part of a rescued litter of kittens. One of the kittens had been born with only three legs.

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The Cat House on the Kings-Never A Dull Moment!

IN THE July 27 ISSUE

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by Jackie Dale



Never a dull moment at the Cat House indeed! Take this past Saturday morning for instance. I arrived to take some pictures of long-distance volunteers for the newsletter. I was greeted at the gate by a large, orange, fluffy cat wearing a collar with a bell. He proceeded to follow me and every time I stopped to pet another cat, he would bite me in the calf.

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by Jackie Dale



It has been about a year now that I have been writing this column on behalf of the Cat House on the Kings. The reason I do this is to further the cause of bringing the Cat House into the public eye and encourage donations. It costs quite a bit of money to take care of 1,000 cats. I also strive to promote our mission to provide low-cost spay and neuter services and most importantly, the education of the public on the importance of spay and neuter.

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by Jackie Dale



I begin this column by offering our monumental thanks to Tammy Barker and her team of volunteers for once again producing a spectacular Spring Open House Fundraiser. Tammy’s tireless efforts and relentless attention to detail are the reasons we have such successful events.

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by Jackie Dale



Spring has sprung and for the Cat House on the Kings that means kittens, kittens and more kittens. If only people would spay and neuter their cats…sigh, unfortunately for many people, this does not seem to be very high on the priority list. At a recent vaccination clinic held at the Reedley Community Center, people seemed reticent to get their pets altered despite the fact that they were giving away 100 free (cat or dog), spay/neuter certificates. Go figure.

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by Jackie Dale



In late February I was perusing the Cat House on the Kings Facebook page when I stumbled across a posting from a man named Martin Papaleo in Fresno regarding an injured stray cat in Reedley. It seems that the cat in question, along with a few others, live in the area near the friend’s shop. I contacted Martin for the name of his friend and location of the injured cat. Martin’s friend turned out to be Billy Olinger of TKO Enterprises. Their original plan was to call the Cat House and ask for help for the cat.

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by Jackie Dale



The Little Marmalady is a whimsical, yet poignant story of a tiny, stray orange kitten’s journey from death’s door to living a life of privilege. Marmalady’s story is written in an easy to read, kid-friendly style that is sure to delight cat-loving readers of all ages.

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by Jackie Dale



My work on this column was briefly delayed by the easiest rescue and reunion I have ever facilitated. I arrived home from teaching a morning yoga class to find a giant mastiff and a matching puppy parked across the street from my rural home. By the time I parked and got some leashes, the pair had left and were wandering down the road. My daughter and I ran down the street and located them in the nearby orange grove.

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by Jackie Dale



I do not think that this column will ever begin with the phrase; “Things have been slow at the Cat House on the Kings.” This is just not likely to ever happen. We started out the year on a very upbeat note with our successful collaboration with Fresno’s ABC Channel 30. Channel 30 issued a Facebook challenge.

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